Quotes / Space Is an Ocean

"When and if man ever breaches the womb of our solar system and is born in earnest as an interstellar being, only one thing will be certain: It will be exactly like sailing. That, or the old West."

"The space destroyer was on a six-month cruise in the Western Pacific Sector. It was two days out of Subic Spaceport in the Philios system when the ion storm struck. Meanwhile, many of the off duty sailors and officers were experiencing nauspace and lightheadedness, the initial symptoms of space scurvy."
— An exaggeration of this trope from the RPG Codex forums

Zapp Brannigan: Kiff, I am feeling the captain's itch.
Kiff: I'll get the powder sir.
Zapp Brannigan: No, the itch for adventure. Prepare to change course.
Kiff: Sir, this is a leisure cruise. Our path is set by the travel agency.
Zapp Brannigan: Thats for school girls. [scrawls down a new route] Now heres a route with some chest hair.
Kiff: But, that course leads directly through a swarm of comets.
Zapp Brannigan: Yes, comets, the icebergs of the sky. By jackknifing from one to the next at break next speed we might just get some kind of gravity boost or something. It's time to shove a jalapeño up this ship's tailpipe. Divert power from the shields. Full speed ahead.
Futurama, "A Flight to Remember"

"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the Cosmic Ocean. Recently, we've waded a little way out, and the water seems inviting."

"Space is an ocean of space."
Reika Kirishima, Castle of Shikigami III